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5 Gas Apps to Help You Save at the Pump

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Design: theSkimm
May 26, 2022

Gas prices are up and breaking new records.But that doesn’t mean you have to empty your wallet at the pump.

What can I do to save money on gas?

You can’t do much to control alllll the reasons energy prices are rising. Think: ongoing global pandemic problems and war. But you can do a few things to help ease the pain in your wallet. Like minimizing your energy use by driving less and adjusting your at-home temps. Also shopping around for the cheapest local gas. And there are apps for that. For free.

What are the best gas apps to help me save?

Here are a few good options:

GasBuddy

GasBuddy gives you a good idea of current prices at nearby gas stations.Downside: The app relies on reports from people who’ve visited the gas stations listed. So prices are usually in the right ballpark, but not always 100% accurate.

Waze

Waze, a Google-owned app, gives more than just pump prices. Think: potholes to look out for or cars on the side of the road. It also gives directions to your nearest gas station or any other destination. 

AAA 

AAA isn’t only for paid members anymore. And its app monitors the prices of 85,000 gas stations. Plus, it can help you plan your next road trip

Gas Guru

Gas Guru gives you all the gas prices in your area based on the fuel servicing firm, Oil Price Information Service. The app, owned by Yellow Pages (remember them?), lets users label your favorite locations and even search prices by fuel type.

Upside

 Upside is an app that offers cash back at select gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores. To get your rewards, you’ll have to take a photo of your receipt.

theSkimm

We’re all feeling the pain at the pump right now. But a quick download can help with savings. Or earn you cash back. 

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